We have reached the group capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs for the May 13 meeting, however we still encourage readers! Please let us know if you are reading the book!
All are invited to participate in the new LAAC Book Club, where LA-area archivists and friends read and discuss publications exploring all matters archives. Books will be selected every 6 weeks by the group, and may cover topics such as archival theory and practice, historical understandings, current issues and trends in information science, informational technologies, etc....we’re open!
The group will meet on Wednesday, May 13, from 6:30-8 pm at Alcove Cafe & Bakery (1929 Hillhurst Ave). Participants to the Book Club will be capped at 12. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Our next book selection is The Archival Turn in Feminism: Outrage in Order by Kate Eichhorn
Publisher’s Description: In the 1990s, a generation of women born during the rise of the second wave feminist movement plotted a revolution. These young activists funneled their outrage and energy into creating music, and zines using salvaged audio equipment and stolen time on copy machines. By 2000, the cultural artifacts of this movement had started to migrate from basements and storage units to community and university archives, establishing new sites of storytelling and political activism.
The Archival Turn in Feminism chronicles these important cultural artifacts and their collection, cataloging, preservation, and distribution. Cultural studies scholar Kate Eichhorn examines institutions such as the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture at Duke University, The Riot Grrrl Collection at New York University, and the Barnard Zine Library. She also profiles the archivists who have assembled these significant feminist collections.
Published by: Los Angeles Archivist Collective in Book Club